Australian Rescue Podcast
About This Show
The Australian Rescue Podcast is where you’ll hear stories from rescuers in field, that are told by rescuers for rescuers.
Join Steve for each episode as he talks with guests who are rescuers across the country who share what they’ve been through, and hear the stories and how we can learn from these experiences.
Whether it be Police Rescue, Fire & Rescue, SES, VRA, Ambulance Rescue or even Coast Guard rescues, it’ll be a good ride, so tell your friends to subscribe as this podcast is built.
Steve Monro is the host of the podcast, and has 17 years of experience in road, rail and industrial rescue with VicSES, NSWSES and QLDSES, as well as a long career in radio broadcasting.
If you've got any stories you'd like to share, or know of others who have great stories, please contact Steve Monro.
Most Recent Episode
Flood Boat Rescue on Albert River, QLD
Taken just after their flood boat rescue
In this episode of the Australian Rescue Podcast, we are going to hear the harrowing story from QLDSES crew members Chris Holloway, Claire Browning and Jim Ferguson who rescued a family from the roof of their house during the April floods of 2017 south of Brisbane.
It was very early in the morning (3am) when the crew got the call to go and assist a family trapped on a roof somewhere along the Albert River in the Logan region. They were told that “there was no-one else available” to do the job.
It’s a great story of mateship, endurance and of rescue that they won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
These three QLDSES members still regularly train and still go out and do jobs together, but this episode’s chat was probably the first time they’ve all had a chance to sit down and discuss the job at length.
After the event happened, the quiet achievers were presented with bravery awards from the Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey.
The rescued family was waiting in their house for the crew to arrive. About 10-15 minutes after being brought safety on the shore, the house broke from it’s foundations and floated down the river, as shown the in the (external) video as shown below.
The family was sitting on the roof of this house before it floated away.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 12 2017